Pipe hanging off back of car

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  1. Mike Massa

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    new to forums. I hope this is the right place to
    Post this. I was rotating the tires on my 13 Prius C today and noticed a hose that has the end broken off in some sort of cylinder under the back of my car. It looks like a vapor hose from the filler or something.

    Anyone know what the part is, and what parts/part numbers I need to fix it?

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    I dug a bit.
    Cannot seem to find the separate piece, looks like they only sell the whole fuel filler and fuel tank as one part.

    I am just confused on what it goes in to.....like a box of some sorts.

    Any check engine lights?

    I see a dented section above in the spare tire well. Must have backed into something?
     
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    OUCH. That sounds VERY expensive.
    Maybe it can be "glued" back together ......with the right type of glue ?
     
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    Yeah that will be very pricey unless you get a secondhand one from the junkyard. I think that is the charcoal canister. Must have been caught in some underbrush.
     
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    Yeah glue and reinforce with sort of sleeve if possible.

    You can't protect everything, but the Prius c underside is a bit of a design fail, also has some exposed high voltage cables IIRC.
     
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    Looks to me like that hose attaches to a nipple on the leak detection pump, and the nipple broke off, and is still in the end of the hose.

    I would investigate just replacing the pump (the $300 shown above is MSRP, the dealers that sell online will have discounts), unclamping the end of the hose to pull the old busted nipple stub out, sliding the hose onto the new pump, and putting the clamp back.

    The discounts look to be about 1/3 off, so $200-ish plus shipping, depending on the dealer.
     
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    JB weld stick. its a putty like playdough you can form and then smoosh around the are to glue. you can even drill and tap it after, works great.
     
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    While you are at it, get a pair of jack stands. Don't work under the car without them, or your project could cost you your life.

    Dire message out of the way, I hope the rest of the repair goes smoothly!
     
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    Any quality epoxy type product will fix that with no problem. Remove the broken piece from the hose, bond it back to where it broke off and let it cure. reattach the hose and all should be well.

    Or search for someone parting out a broken car...
     
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    The plastic housing is most likely marked with PA-6-6, 35 GF, which means that it is made of 35% fiber glass filled poly amide 6-6 (nylon).

    The brake will be very jagged which is a good thing. That increases the bonding surface area and the break makes a perfect "keyed" break.

    I's use slow setting JB Weld, which will likely make a permanent repair stronger than the material itself.